This is a great article from one of my favorite blogs. The article is Entitled “The Way Ahead In Executive Protection” In this article Eric Stewart, author of the blog (Zen Traveler), talks about what formal training you should take next, after your initial EP training. This is a very solid article, from one of the industry’s best. To read this entire article please click on the link below, I’m sure you will find this article to be quite enjoyable. Have a great weekend.
Click on link: The Way Ahead In Executive Protection
True, Ray, but both are perishable skills and some things change. The number of breaths and compressions required has changed so many times since the army certified me for CPR 25 years ago, for example, that constant refreshers are a necessity. Same goes for a lot of things we know or do. Gotta keep going back to school…
most of us who spent time in the military would and should know how to react to a medical situation .As for evasive driving as a retired police officer i spent a lot of time on the skid pan.
Good points… It’s good to take a beat and reflect on where we have been and where we are striving to go: Are you on a team and have a team assignment or are you a general contractor, what do you specialize in, etc.
Taking into account what you do best and how you will sustain that ability while assessing your weaker areas and planning to build those up can be done by anyone…at any level. Good training starts with a person taking a hard look at themselves and then planning from there. Some skills you can manage yourself and others you may need to spend some [very] hard earned duckets to get but need to have a self-managed plan to sustain yourself.
Medical abilities are hard to come by and even harder to sustain. Anyone who has a good well rounded medical ability is always welcome in the industry. If someone is trying to sort out where to start with their medical training, a good Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course is a great place (IMHO).
Keep your heads down, out there.
Food for thought, that’s for sure.